Ever do a search on your hard drive, and some you know the results are missing some files?
Today I was searching a folder that has over 100 movies. Yet, the MacOS Spotlight was showing zero results.
Here’s how you can force the MacOS to re-index a specific folder.
This tip comes from https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201716
Rebuild the Spotlight index:
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Spotlight.
- Click the Privacy tab.
- Drag the disk or folder that you want to index again to the list of locations that Spotlight is prevented from searching. Or click the add button (+) and select the disk or folder to add.
- From the same list of locations, select the disk or folder that you just added. Then click the remove button (–) to remove it from the list.
- Quit System Preferences. Spotlight will reindex the contents of the disk or folder. This can take some time, depending on the amount of information being indexed.